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Directors Global launches “Risk Leadership” training for Boards and Executive Teams

Directors Global is proud to launch its new web site. We’re also very excited about formally launching our new “Risk Leadership” education & training program for directors and executives. Training for senior leaders in understanding, implementing and overseeing organization-wide and strategic Enterprise Risk Management has been a void in the Canadian marketplace- we’re filling that […]

Top Risks You Need to be Concerned About in 2021

Most boards and executive teams review, at least annually, the corporate Risk Registers prepared by their organization’s management. To ensure proper prioritization, a Risk Register should be regularly updated to capture new and emerging risks and to reflect changing internal and external conditions. Senior leadership will benefit from a quick review of the new 2021 […]

COVID-19 Resource Centre for Canadian Businesses

It an honour to be chosen as a member of the GPC Advisory Panel (Governance Professionals of Canada) for Navigating Covid-19 Governance and Recovery matters. What does this mean for you? To help Canadian businesses manage through this crisis, the GPC is offering an open exchange for members and non-members to submit questions and get […]

COVID-19: Governance, Risk Implications, and the Role of the Board

I was pleased to be Moderator for this important session held on Friday March 20, 2020 @ 10:00-11:30am EST, hosted by the Governance Professionals of Canada. What are the risks facing businesses? What is the level of preparedness organizations should have, and what questions should boards ask? Now is a time for directors to avoid […]

Experts Identify the Critical Business Risks for 2020

Three of the world’s top risk management firms have surveyed thousands of board members, C-Suite executives and operational practitioners from around the world to determine the most critical issues ahead for 2020. As your organization rolls out its strategy for 2020, it’ll be key to understand the risks which global leaders agree might impact your […]

Coca Cola on Risk Identification & Risk Resources

Of the many things that effective leaders can do to reach their goals, properly identifying risks is one of them. Education is another. In this issue of Commentary, we look at how Coca-Cola identifies their corporate risks, and how they educate their people on risk management. Finally, we refer to resource rich research which provides […]

Lessons from U of Calgary’s Cyber Ransom: How to Protect your Organization

Why would a sophisticated university need to succumb to paying a ransom to petty cyber thieves? According to Linda Delgetty, University of Calgary’s Vice-President of Finances and Services, “…. we did that solely so we could protect the quality and the nature of the information we generate at the university.”1 In other words, the university […]

Taking Calculated Business Risks in a Volatile 2016

As the dust from 2015 settles, Canadian business leaders return to their desks facing a daunting list of new and emerging risks in 2016. The big winners will be those executives and boards who work collaboratively to select the best growth opportunities, and take calculated risks pursuing them. How will they do this?

Staying Current on Leading Risk Management Practices

I was honoured to be included on a panel  at this years FEI Canada’s annual conference held in Winnipeg in June 2015.  A large audience attended the session on Leading Practices in Implementing Risk Management. This subject is evidently top of mind at many organizations in Canada. In writing this article which appears in the […]